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Santa brought me FFs... (Read 237 times)


Queen of 3rd Place

    Oddly, I found it *harder* to run in the FFs than totally barefoot...BUT, my FF run was on a dreadmill, my BR runs have been on concrete or asphalt. So...I'll try them on the sidewalk, but I suspect it's back to BF for now...at least after my marathon next Sunday... Arla

    2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

      Oddly, I found it *harder* to run in the FFs than totally barefoot...BUT, my FF run was on a dreadmill, my BR runs have been on concrete or asphalt.
      Just curious, but what was harder about it, or do you think it just takes getting used to them? Confused I don't have any yet - mainly because I've got a significant foot length discrepancy (over an inch), and as I recall, the manufacturer says FF won't fit if you have a discrepancy of more than about 1/4 inch - or at least a lot less than I have! I've been trying to think of a material I could stuff in the toes for the shorter foot that might work, but really haven't come up with anything viable. It's still tempting to try them...hey - maybe "silly putty" would work - that would be light and form fitting material! BTW, what model did you get? Bill Smile

      "I can do 440 in 220"    Half Fanatic #846    "90% of running is half mental"    If I collapse, please pause my Garmin

       

      C-R


        I'm interested in your take as well. I've only run with my FF and barefoot on the treadmill and I enjoy barefoot more but can't put in the distances yet (only 1.5 miles max so far). I've run 8 in my FF with no problem.


        "He conquers who endures" - Persius
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        Queen of 3rd Place

          It's hard to explain - I felt like I couldn't get into the groove with the FFs. When I've been BF it seems like after maybe 30 sec or so my body starts to figure it out on its own. I think I need more (as in weeks and months) more practice BF before it becomes ingrained enough to do with FFs or flats. I realize that's a very fuzzy, subjective description and might not make a lot of sense. Oh, I got the classics. I was worried about them staying on but it's no problem. Arla

          2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

          C-R


            Right after I posted this I went to our local indoor track and ran a 10k in my FF. I think I get part of it now. Much difference between treadmill and road/track running in FF. Can't wait for the weather to get better in a few months to try BF on the outdoor track (must wear shoes on the indoor one). BTW - you should have seen the looks I received in my FF at the track. Classic stuff. PPS - mine are classics as well and I have no issues keeping them on my feet.


            "He conquers who endures" - Persius
            "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel

              PPS - mine are classics as well and I have no issues keeping them on my feet.
              That's what I was thinking of getting also. BTW, I think Ed4 has over 1,000 miles on his FFs - so apparently they wear well! Cool MTA: Yep, he's got 1015 miles logged on 'em...

              "I can do 440 in 220"    Half Fanatic #846    "90% of running is half mental"    If I collapse, please pause my Garmin

               


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Oh, I didn't know he wore them that much! I guess after the bf learning curve ?? Arla

                2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division